Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Location: Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

I live in Piedmont, OK, with my Husband of 50 years who has been very supportive. We have 2 sons,David and Kenny, 6 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids. I enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Before I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I ran a Licensed Day Care Home for Infants for 15 years. I noticed I wasn't able to remember important things and having problems with my speech. I was experiencing severe headaches. I would get lost. I didn't know how to use the computer. At the age of 55, I told my doctor. I was sent for an MRI. which showed a large amount of shrinkage. I went to a neurologist who sent me for two days of testing. I was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. My husband and I were both in shock. I had to give up my job. I went to see a social worker. I've taken Aricept for 11 years. I can now use the computer and even do this web page. I also host a chat room for dementia patients. This is a very lonely disease. I don't want anyone to feel as lonely as I did when I was diagnosed (I thought I was the only one over 50 that had Alzheimer's). In 2006 I started taking Namenda. Also I was told I have a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's/Vascular.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Thanks Mary in Canada, Sandy in Ohio, and Lori Ann in Oklahoma for visiting Mary’s Place and signing my guest book at
Dave and I took the dogs to the Vet this morning to get their shots. Cindy and Karmeletia have cataracts and Cindy has hip and heart problems… I have been having problems with my eye. So we stopped by the doctor’s office and I was told I have pink eye. We will pick up a prescription tomorrow… I did laundry and watched a movie “Bridge to Terabithia”… Dave is going to bible study, the minister called and they moved the bible study to an hour earlier so everyone can enjoy the game tonight… Tonight we will watch the Fiesta Bowl. Oklahoma/West Virginia. Go OU!!! Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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